R.E.M. will be reissuing their album Lifes Rich Pageant on July 12th. It was the first of R.E.M.’s albums to go gold, and spawned hits like “Fall on Me” and “Superman.”

The reissue features remastered tracks as well as 19 previously unreleased demos on a second disc. Plus 4 postcards, a poster, and new liner notes.

The real gem on this reissue the song “Wait,” which has been heard live several times but never actually released. In case that isn’t enough to satisfy your R.E.M. addiction, Mobile Fidelity will issue a 180-gram vinyl edition with a replica of the original packaging.

The reissue will be expanded, digitally re-mastered and stacked with rarities including a second disc dubbed, The Athens Demos, which holds 19 previously unreleased tracks which were recorded in 1986.

Get streaming via Spin right now and get all of the details on the reissue below. The double disc arrives July 12th via Capitol/I.R.S. and the vinyl arrives the same day via Mobile Fidelity.

R.E.M. To Reissue Lifes Rich Pageant For 25th Anniversary


01 Begin the Begin
02 These Days
03 Fall on Me
04 Cuyahoga
05 Hyena (Album Version)
06 Underneath the Bunker
07 The Flowers of Guatemala
08 I Believe
09 What If We Give It Away?
10 Just a Touch
11 Swan Swan H
12 Superman

CD2 (The Athens Demos, all unreleased):

01 Fall on Me
02 Hyena
03 March Song (King of Birds)
04 These Days
05 Bad Day
06 Salsa (Underneath the Bunker)
07 Swan Swan H
08 Flowers of Guatemala
09 Begin the Begin
10 Cuyahoga
11 I Believe
12 Out of Tune
13 Rotary Ten
14 Two Steps Onward
15 Just a Touch
16 Mystery to Me
17 Wait
18 All the Right Friends
19 Get on Their Way (What If We Give It Away)

Stream The Album via Spin >


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From Fresh 102.7

Radio.com App
Best of NY
Newsletter Signup

Listen Live